voluntary simplicity

Journal

You Can’t Lose Anything

Memento Mori  – Remember that you must die. In truth, you can’t lose anything. Because you never really possess anything. One day you’re going to die. You’ll leave this world and all the stuff in it. Anything you think you own is, in reality, only temporarily yours to experience.   Our belief that you can […]

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Minimalist Reflections At Christmas

I’ve minimized my participation in Christmas. I used to be way more “into” Christmas.  Oh my gosh.  At one time I had at least five trees.  Decorations for all of them.  Then I had the non-tree decorations….stand-alone stuff.   Enough twinkling lights to string them for miles.  Indoor stuff.  Outdoor stuff.  It took me several days […]

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Minimizing, Living Simple = Ahhhhhhhhhh

Last week and over the weekend we gave away and sold some things that we did not use or need.  This lightening of the load is part of a continuing process that started slowly about 2 years ago when we moved from Wisconsin to Texas. When I look around my environment and take inventory of […]

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Minimizing

“Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama   Dave & I are in the active pursuit of minimizing our lifestyle. There are a lot of reasons we feel compelled to do this.  The most important reason is that it is […]

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A List of Things I’m Doing Differently

Some things I started doing differently to: 1.) Decrease my consumption/impact/amount of “life dander”   & 2.)  Save $ – decrease the amount of time I have to spend making $ LIST- Make a less toxic and economical laundry detergent using Borax, Washing Soda, bar soap, & Water Purge things that are pointless:  Sell on […]

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Collected

Essentialism

“I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to […]

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